SSGC unearths 134,000 Cubic meters/year of gas theft volume across its franchise areas

SSGC displayed its zero tolerance against gas theft with a fresh set of raids in residential areas of upper Sindh. During a crackdown undertaken by the Distribution Zone in Hyderabad’s Zafar Housing Society and Mahar Ali Society, Phase 1, Kohisar, Latifabad, illegal connections to 20 and 120 houses involved in direct theft were dismantled. The residents had illegally extended rubber pipes through theft clamps and fixed them on SSGC’s feeder mains, which were welded during the operations. 19,200 cubic meters / per year and 115,200 cubic meters / per year volumes of gas were being stolen in Zafar Housing Society and Mahar Ali Society, respectively, disregarding the law. After these raids, theft claims have been raised.

In the Larkana Region, anti-gas theft teams conducted operations in the Larkana and Shikarpur zones and discovered some residents involved in both underground and overhead theft cases. The raiding teams made more than five disconnections and instantly removed rubber pipes.

Prosecution Success: Gas Utility Court, District Shikarpur, dismissed the pre-arrest bail of accused Suleman and issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against the accused with directions to SHO PS Stuart Gang, Shikarpur, to put him behind bars and produce him on the next date of hearing. The accused was nominated in FIR registered at Police Station Stuart Gang, Shikarpur. He was found running a heavy generator, directly using gas from a distribution gas line for the commercial purpose of power generation in Shikarpur city. Security Services, Counter Gas Theft Operations (Prosecution Wing) Larkana, contested the case in the Court.

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